4 Essential Health Tips Every Super Dad Should Follow

Being a “super dad” can sometimes mean Dad’s needs get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. From coaching soccer to rushing to dance class, there’s little time left to take care of his needs.  Here are some important things to think about before skipping out on healthy habits:

Every step counts!
If finding time to squeeze in that extra workout session is nearly impossible, take the kids for a walk in the park or play a round of volleyball in the backyard. Adults who are active at least 2.5 hours a week[1] have a decreased risk of developing chronic diseases and experience reduced levels of daily stress, thus helping to improve overall mental health. Plus, running after the little ones will keep anyone feeling young at heart!

Fishing for a healthy heart
The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body, so why not treat it right? With an average of 100,000 heart beats[2] per day, the heart pumps roughly 7,200 litres of blood throughout the body, almost equivalent to 118 times the standard- sized fuel tank. Having two servings [3] of fatty fish a week can provide essential omega-3 fatty acids associated with reducing blood pressure and the risk of developing heart disease. Worried about not consuming enough fish? Click here to view our lineup of omega-3 supplements that’ll help fill the gap.

Grab those ZZZs
Restless nights are draining, especially if they are a regular occurrence, and will eventually take a toll on the body, heart and brain. It’s recommended adults sleep somewhere between seven to nine hours each day[4]  in order to wake up feeling stress-free and refreshed. Turning the TV off 30 minutes before bed can have a positive effect on sleep patterns. This is because the bright lights emitted by the TV screen can adversely affect the secretion of melatonin, an essential hormone required for healthy sleep. It can also help alleviate stress. No matter the curve ball the day ends up throwing, a well-rested night’s sleep can prepare Dad to take the day head -on!

Keep energy levels up
When nutrition falls short, back-up plans are key to maintaining the immune system and keeping energy levels high. Skipping out on essential daily nutrients can leave anyone feeling lethargic and tired. That’s why NEW Jamieson 100% Complete Multivitamin for Men and Men 50+ are formulated with ginseng for energy support, to help leave Dad feeling confident that he’s getting 100% of his daily vitamin needs! To learn more about NEW Jamieson 100% Complete Multivitamins, click here.

 Source list
[1] http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/07paap-eng.php
[2] http://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart/what-is-heart-disease/how-a-healthy-heart-works
[3] http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Fat/Food-Sources-of-Omega-3-Fats.aspx
[4] http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008-x/2008001/article/10553-eng.htm